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Activists with Animal Rebellion are currently occupying the London offices of CarVal investors – which invests in meat industry giant Cargill – in a bid to highlight its role in the climate emergency.

According to Animal Rebellion, CarVal was founded in 1987 by Cargill, a global corporation whose business activities include distributing grain, agricultural commodities, raising livestock, and producing feed.

The action is part of a global two-week protest by Extinction Rebellion (XR), to put pressure on the government to act on the climate emergency. Animal Rebellion, an offshoot of XR, want to ‘bring attention to the “animal emergency” caused by the animal agriculture and fishing industries worldwide that are a leading cause of global greenhouse gas emissions’.

‘Creative civil disobedience’

“Animals Rebellion activists will carry out creative civil disobedience at Cargill,” Dan Kidby, spokesperson for Animal Rebellion, said.

“For years, government has been in the pocket of the global animal farming industry, an industry responsible for widespread destruction of our forests, our oceans, and the lives of animals.

“They are demanding that government lead corporations such as Cargill to transform as part of a wider transition to a plant-based food system.”

Plant Based News has contacted Carval for comment.

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Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.